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Should Individuals Be Allowed Paid Period Leave?
Period pain, known as dysmenorrhea, can impair a person's fitness to work.
It is a
that causes any number of effects, from pain to headaches, and can leave sufferers bedridden.
Approximately 90% of women
('PMS') at some point in their lives. PMS can cause irritability, mood swings, trouble sleeping, acne, bloating, migraines and headaches.
1 in 10 women in the UK
which can cause chronic period pain, fatigue and is linked to depression.
Any work is better than no work; even if the person's output isn't perfect, it is better than nothing.
There are many ways to treat dysmenorrhea so that it does not impair a person's fitness to work.